Gala Bingo Review
Updated On Tuesday 5th May 2015
New Player Offer: £5 Free - 300% Bonus - £10K Free Bingo
Virtue Fusion wagering terms and conditions will apply
Gala are one of the biggest brands in bingo! They've had quite a journey online having started off with St Minver (who created Chit Chat), moving to a standalone site before more recently jumping on board to the Virtue Fusion network. They're now hoping that with a better platform and big exclusives such as Coronation Street Bingo they can push on to take on the likes of Foxy and Tombola.
Gala Bingo offers new players a 300% welcome bonus. Deposit £10 and get £30 free to play. Note that you will need to deposit and wager the tenner on bingo cards before you receive the bonus cash (x4 wagering). As well as the welcome bonus new players are also given 7 days free access to a special newbie room. This gives you the chance to get to know the site as well as hopefully pick up some early wins.
As with other sites on the Virtue Fusion platform, registration is quick and easy. Players can choose from a wide variety of payment options including Bank Transfer, Click2pay, ClickandBuy, ECO, Maestro, Mastercard, Paypal, Neteller, Paypal, paysafecard, Solo, Visa Credit, Visa Debit, UKash, Skrill. Here's a quick tip for you, use to arrow to scroll through the payment methods, there are more than initially appears on the page!
One thing that really sets Gala Bingo apart from the rest is it's exclusive rooms. Yes they have the Virtue Fusion networked rooms and their own 75 and 90 ball locations but Gala also have Coronation Street Bingo and Saturday Night Takeaway Bingo (closed as of May 2015). These popular ITV brands also allow Gala to offer special slots and promotions so for example you can play Win The Ads on a Saturday or claim a free Roy's Rolls scratchcard if you play in the Corrie Room.
The exclusives aren't limited to TV tie-ins either! Coconut Island, a 50 ball bingo room, was launched in 2014 and is another unique room at the site. In fact Gala offer something for everyone, whether it's their 24/7 penny games, lunch time specials or 1TG Tuesdays. There are plenty of slots too and recently Gala have added lotto and novelty betting to the site under their Flutter banner. If all this wasn't enough for you then there's Gala Live which has it's own promotions and games running on a regular basis.
The Big Promo
As part of the Virtue Fusion Network, Gala will host several big promotions each month including big jackpots every Friday and the monthly £250K weekender. However Gala are not shy when it comes to running their own offers and in recent months have given away £50K holiday homes courtesy of Park Resorts. They've also given away Saturday Takeaway and Coronation Street themed prizes too.
Want to play when you are on the move? Well now you can with the Gala Bingo mobile app! It works on most smartphones including the iPhone and Android devices such as the HTC Sensation, Desire, Samsung Galaxy SII and Nexus S. Just log in with your username and password and you will be able to play all the same games as you would on your computer. Look out for special bonus offers just for giving it a try!
Gala are every active on Facebook and Twitter, even their mascot Buzzby Bear has his own Twitter account! Although we are slightly concerned at his fixation with honey and cake - sounds like a bear after our own hearts!
All in all, the makeover Gala put themselves through over the last two years has really paid off. There is something for everyone; plenty of games for new and returning players; the deposit bonus stands up to competitors offerings free and bargain bingo is in abundance with big prize fund games on offer too.